​Oneida County History Center

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Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 pm- Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream (2009)

​The Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP presents Up From the Bottoms (2009) (59 minutes), a documentary film that explores the struggles of African Americans as they migrated from the old south to the prosperous north during the World War II years and beyond. The film will be followed by a short discussion led by Diane Berry, plus tips on how to record your own migration story or family history. Free and open to all. Coffee will be provided. Bring your own snacks and other beverages.​

Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm- Grover Cleveland and the Clinton Centennial

Our nation’s 22nd and 24th President, Grover Cleveland, lived in Fayetteville, Clinton, and Holland Patent, New York before going on to his presidency. Local historian and Clinton Historical Society President Wade Lallier will discuss President Cleveland’s connections to CNY sharing facets of Cleveland’s life up to his trip to Clinton, NY for the village centennial. 

Saturday, February 23 at 1:00 pm: Lucky U, Lucky US: Utica in the 1950s

Author Rodger Potocki paints a fascinating picture of national and local life, and a distinctive decade in the city of Utica’s history. Join OCHC for the opportunity to relive, cherish, and understand this unique era.

Other Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 am- DAR Good Citizen Awards

Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 pm-  The YWCA Mohawk Valley

Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 pm- Irish Tea Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm- Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Thursday, March 21 from 6:30-8:00 pm- OCHC Telethon

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Showcases items from the career of U.S. Navy sailor Gerald James 'Bob' Magee of Utica, who was killed aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Items of national historical significance include a rare U.S.S. Arizona cruise book, photographs, certificates, and multiple service medals.  

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